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New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Results of Study on Anti-Inhibitor Coagulant Prophylaxis in Hemophilia Patients with Inhibitors

November 4, 2011

The following is an excerpt from an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read the full article here. Summary After exposure to factor VIII, alloantibodies (inhibitors) that neutralize factor VIII clotting function develop in approximately 30% of patients with severe hemophilia A.1 The development of high-titer factor VIII inhibitors (>5 Bethesda units […]

Advisory Panel Releases ‘Essential Benefits’ Report

October 7, 2011

The聽Institute聽of Medicine (IOM) released its report of recommendations to the United States Department of Health and Human Services regarding what health benefits should 聽be provided by insurance plans under the Health reform law – the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 聽 The ACA requires states to set up an health insurance market place or exchange by […]

NORD Press Release

October 1, 2009

聽Danbury, CT. —– The leading advocacy groups for Americans and Europeans with rare diseases鈥攖he National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS)鈥攈ave signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces on several key strategic initiatives on behalf of rare disease patients and their families.聽 The intent is to increase […]

CDC: Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV Infection and Superinfection

September 9, 2009

Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV Infection and Superinfection

Keeping Blood Transfusions Safe: FDA’s Multi-layered Protections for Donated Blood

September 3, 2009

Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Keeping the United States blood supply the world’s safest is the ultimate responsibility of the nation’s more than 3,000 blood establishments, which collect and process 14 million units of whole blood donated by volunteers each year. The Food and Drug Administration, however, has the vital role of ensuring that the 3.5 […]

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